Dada is the sun, Dada is the egg. Dada is the Police of the Police.

7/12/2005

Art blogging: Picabia

In my humble opinion, Francis Picabia is an artist that doesn't get as much credit as he deserves. As one of the 'Founding Fathers' of Dada, he started the periodical 391 and contributed much of the art that appeared in its pages, usually his so-called 'mechanical drawings'. Here is one of his 391 covers from 1917.
His most famous painting was 'Parade Amoureuse', also from 1917.




He also was involved with the Surrealist movement later on, and his painting tended towards more figurative works. This one is from 1931, and is entitled 'Adam and Eve'.




Another called 'Ridens' from 1929.




Finally, here are some quotes from Picabia (from Brainy Quote):
Let us never forget that the greatest man is never more than an animal disguised as a god.

My ass contemplates those who talk behind my back.

The essence of a man is found in his faults.

The world is divided into two categories: failures and unknowns.

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